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Discovering Native Butterfly Species


Last updated 8/3/2020 at 3:26pm

A monarch butterfly drinks nectar from Blazing Star. (Courtesy photo)

We visited Milkweed Meadows Farm in Fruitland, N.C., to observe all of the beautiful butterflies native to the region. Milkweed Meadows is owned and operated by Kim Bailey, an environmental educator and Bee City USA volunteer.

The farmland has been in her husband's family for generations and hosts thousands of pollinator-friendly plants. On her property, she grows plants, such as milkweed, pawpaw and passionvine, which butterflies, hummingbirds and bees love. Through plant sales, she raises money for Bee City USA – Hendersonville, a program dedicated to creating healthy habitats for pol...

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